Esperance reticulated gas transition

Delivering continued energy supply for impacted homes and businesses.

Helping customers to transition to a new energy source

From April 2022 to March 2023, Horizon Power supported approximately 400 residential, business and government customers in Esperance to transition from reticulated gas to an alternative energy source.

Nine out of ten customers have chosen a full or partial electrification solution, with increased energy efficiency and lower emissions.

Providing support for a smooth transition

Frequently asked questions

  • Why did Esperance customers receive support?

    The decision by the Esperance Gas Distribution Company to cut off the gas supply would have left a significant number of homes, businesses and government organisations without cooking, hot water, heating or manufacturing solutions. The government funding was necessary to provide continuity for those customers who needed help. 

  • What financial support was provided?

    Horizon Power covered the cost to replace an appliance with one of a similar capacity output. ‘Like-for-like’ appliances were determined by independent energy efficiency specialists.  Financial support included the completion of site installation works conducted by qualified trades. 

    Customers choosing to upgrade their appliances could pay the difference between the appliance cost and ‘like-for-like’ financial support. 

    Horizon Power also provided financial support to residential customers choosing to convert their existing appliances to bottled gas.  

    Reticulated gas barbecues were not in scope for the project and no funding support for conversion or replacement was provided. 

  • What if I have an issue with my replacement appliances?

    The first step is to refer to the product manual. We encourage you to complete the warranty cards for any new appliances and seek manufacturer advice for any issues. 

    If you are unable to resolve the issue yourself, you should contact the trade who installed or converted the appliance.  

    Plumbing and electrical issues should also be directed to the tradesperson who carried out the work. 

  • What if I have issues with my electricity supply?

    Horizon Power account holders can contact the Esperance Depot on 08 9072 3400. All faults or emergencies should be directed to 13 23 51. 

Is it time to change your appliances?

Here are some useful factsheets to help you compare the benefits of electric appliance alternatives.

No interruption or inconvenience and a massive upgrade to my home

The selected tradespeople were excellent - co-ordinating their efforts to facilitate my conversion in a matter of hours.

Esperance Energy Transition Customer

Work was completed earlier than hoped, was completed quickly and to a high standard

Esperance Energy Transition Customer

What's happening now?

Esperance Community Successfully Transitions from Reticulated Gas: A Milestone in the Journey to cleaner energy

On 31 March 2023, the private gas network owner and operator for Esperance ceased supplying reticulated gas to the Esperance community. Over the past fifteen months, Horizon Power, on behalf of the State Government, has been assisting homes, businesses, and local council and government premises to transition to a new energy source.
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Getting future ready

The Goldfields Esperance region is home to some of our exciting and innovative renewable energy projects that include a mix of wind, solar and battery technologies.

We’re helping to reduce carbon emissions, increase access to rooftop solar, allow rural customers to go off-grid and promote local jobs and growth. 

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Esperance Power Project

We’re creating a new, integrated power solution for Esperance with more renewables.

Esperance Power Project

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